January 11, 2013
As we begin a new year, we take time to reflect on the past months and the steps forward we have made.
Last year was a busy one for the Hopewell community, we accomplished many things and have grown stronger together. The highlights are shared below along with a sincere thank you to all of our supporters, referral relationships and...[read more]
January 04, 2013
Our NEW Hopewell video is LIVE on our website! View it at:
Thank you to Adrienne, Joel, Lyndon and Jordan for sharing how mental illness has affected your lives, and how Hopewell has helped in journey towards healing and recovery.
A special thank you to Sara, Brian and the team at Second Story Productions for making this project possible,...[read more]
November 16, 2012
Hopewell's treatment program encourages creative expression through a variety of outlets. Whether it's creating a cutting board in the woodshop, using a paint brush to illustrate feelings and experiences or expressing thoughts on a piece of paper, Hopewell residents are creative every day.
Recently, a Hopewell resident wrote this poem about Hopewell as a kind of meditation. It is...[read more]
September 17, 2012
Opinions about the most effective approaches to treating individuals with a serious mental illness are many. At Hopewell, we focus on what is called milieu therapy. This means that the community at Hopewell serves as an important and affirming resource for giving and receiving emotional support. It is the primary healing agent.
In my experience, there are four...[read more]
June 07, 2012
The primary goal of a therapeutic community is to foster individual change and to eventually help people return to society and live a productive life. This is accomplished through a community of people (at Hopewell - staff and residents) working together to help themselves and each other. Residents learn from one another and learn to rely on each other -...[read more]